Companions of Navalny found evidence of his poisoning by Novichok in the medical card from the Omsk hospital. And they called the name of “the most important member of the assassination team”

The Anti-Corruption Foundation ( FBK ) has released an investigation into the poisoning of politician Alexei Navalny with combat poison from the Novichok group.

Alexei Navalny’s team claims to have found “the most important member of the murderer’s team” who participated in the poisoning of the politician in August 2020. According to them, this is Valery Nikolayevich Sukharev, who works in the Service for the Protection of the Constitutional System and the Fight against Terrorism of the FSB. The FBK said that in the two-week period before and after the poisoning of Navalny, Sukharev “continuously talked on the phone with the gang of poisoners already known to us.”

So, he spoke 46 times with the coordinator of the special operation Oleg Tayakin, 11 times called Stanislav Makshakov from the FSB Institute of Forensic Science, whom The Insider, Bellingcat and CNN called the leader of the group of poisoners. He also talked with other participants in the special operation. In total, according to the fund, Sukharev traveled around Russia with Navalny at least 15 times.

Valery Sukharev’s name was also mentioned in the investigation into the poisoning of writer Dmitry Bykov in 2019, which was released by Bellingcat and The Insider the day before, on June 9. According to the participants in the investigation, Sukharev flew after Bykov several times, but was absent from Novosibirsk on the day of the alleged poisoning.

The FBK also said that Navalny’s medical documents from the hospital in Omsk, where he was after the poisoning, “were falsified when extradited in order to hide the real picture.” On November 2, 2020, the fund’s lawyers, Ivan Zhdanov and Vyacheslav Gimadi, arrived at the Omsk hospital and asked to provide them with Navalny’s card, but they were refused, saying that the card was in the archive.

Ivan and Slava were not satisfied with such an answer, they themselves went to this very archive and asked to give them a medical card. They held the most powerful weapon available. They said that everything was agreed with the authorities. Welcome received. And thanks to a magic phrase, a password that opens all doors in Russia, they were allowed to photograph everything that was in the archives on that day.

A month later, representatives of the foundation were given the same medical card, in which several sheets were replaced. A sheet with data from Navalny’s biochemical blood test from the Sklifosovsky Research Institute has also disappeared from the map. In this document, according to the FBK publication, “a critical decrease in the level of cholinesterase was recorded.” “Which, together with other symptoms described in the medical record, confirms the diagnosis of poisoning with cholinesterase inhibitors in 100% of cases,” the authors of the investigation say. Judging by the photograph of the test results, Navalny’s blood was sent for examination on August 25, 2020, the day after the Berlin Charite clinic reported that Navalny had been poisoned.

Right now, there are enough materials in Omsk: analyzes, records, research results – to make an unambiguous diagnosis: organophosphate poisoning. <…> And nothing else, literally no other piece of paper is needed to initiate a criminal case.

(C)MEDUZA 2021

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